Introducing myself and my journal

Shelby Russell
Posted April 11, 2012 from United States

About Me: I am freshman at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. With my heart set on traveling and helping women around the world I am pursuing a degree in Social Work & Women's Studies. Although, I am young and at the beginning of my work as an activist I look forward to seeing the changes I help create in the future of women. Like every women I too have a unique story, I am a survivor of teen dating violence and a survivor of rape. The start of my activist career will be to start a program I have proposed called, Be Heard!, the program consists of survivors telling their story to empower teenagers to be careful in relationships, and stand up against teen dating violence.

"When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say." ~Maggie Kuhn

My Passions: Helping others, Coffee, Writing, Reading, Politics, Traveling

My Challenges: Facing my past

My Vision for the Future: A world where women are safe to be born.

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  • Breese McIlvaine
    Apr 12, 2012
    Apr 12, 2012

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